Assist a co-creative fair trade and zero waste project build community in downtown Henley, UK


United Kingdom

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    Hola, Hello, Namaste & Sawadee!

    We design and develop Fair Trade products with ethnic minority groups in Thailand and Nepal and have just opened a brick & mortar store in downtown Henley, England.

    We are an American/British family who recently relocated back to England after 14 years living abroad in Thailand. We are now running a shop to bring the goods that the women's co-ops make to market.

    We are looking for a detail oriented person to help develop and build community events in the upstairs area of the shop. Social media marketing and knowledge, graphic design, general creativity, and an outgoing personality are all key to building this vision. If you are handy in the building department, that could also be fun because we're considering building some pallet furniture

    We've been working with talented artisans in Nepal, Thailand, India and Bali for close to twenty years. We love meeting new people who are out traveling the world, challenging their social norms and therefore making the planet a better place for everyone to coexist!

    This workaway post is for someone who looks at life and business with an out-of-the-box approach. This workaway is a creative post for someone who is a go-getter, who is self-motivated and a team player. This workawayer enjoys being challenged and taking on new initiatives and must work well with an international team. Excellent communication skills is a must.

    Being a fair trade company, our emphasis is not predominantly on the product.....It is on the people. We travel the world, meet new people, listen to their needs and assist them in organizing co-ops to easier channel their products to the western markets.

    It is our mission to encourage travel because we believe that it is the key to a safer, kinder world.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We like to look at our whole lives as a cultural experiment through cross-cultural co-creative conversations and process. What can we learn together? We've been living abroad and location independent for 14 + years. We've been in Fair Trade business for 20 years. We look forward to engaging in interesting conversations with you and learning together.

  • Help


    We're looking for individuals with digital/social media marketing knowledge, product/lifestyle photography and video skills or graphic design and photo editing skills are helpful but not a must. Co-creativity and people skills for event planning will go far. We're looking for a volunteer who has some relevant academic or professional skills who could really add value to our brand and vision.

    Or just someone who is super detail orientated for some website updates!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Thai: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Dormitory style. We have up to 3 workawayers at a time normally.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are an hour easy train ride from London. Oxford is 45 minutes away, Avebury 1.5 hours away.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    20-25 hrs, max 5 days. Flexible schedule.

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